Information Literacy and Instructional Design Librarian
Maryland Institute College of Art
Internal Number: R2419
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General Purpose: The Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian develops and supports frameworks, tools, services, activities, and experiences to support student information literacy and critical thinking skills in and alongside the curriculum. The Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian will also actively participate in library liaison work including reference, collection development, instruction, and departmental outreach.Â
Summary of Essential Functions:
Enhances the libraryâs Information Literacy Program with new developments in information literacy, instructional design, library instruction, and instruction assessment.Â
Develops learning tools, services, activities, and experiences that support information literacy and critical thinking.
Promotes meaningful information literacy integration into coursework and other student activities to a variety of campus constituencies.Â
Coordinates library instruction sessions and participates in other library outreach activities on and off campus.
Works with stakeholders to design assessments of teaching and learning activities.
Participates in library liaison work including reference, collection development, instruction, and departmental outreach.Â
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Keeps abreast of new developments in information literacy, instructional design, library instruction, and instruction assessment.
Updates Information Literacy Program to be in alignment with current pedagogy, philosophy, and practices as well as the libraryâs mission, vision, and values.
Designs multi-media online tutorials, guides to resources, lesson plans and other presentations for library instruction information literacy initiatives.
Develops assessment and evaluation tools for teaching and learning activities.
Develops frameworks for creating and scheduling instruction sessions.Â
Creates and maintains guidelines that ensure consistency in library instruction across librarians.Â Â
Organizes opportunities designed to foster the teaching skills of library employees.
Partners with departments as a subject liaison including providing outreach and collection development for those assigned areas.
Performs instruction for liaison areas as well as a percentage of first-year instruction in accordance with the number of enrolled students in their liaison areas.Â
Develops activities, outreach tools, or programs that promote social justice, equity, and diversity.Â
Participates in library outreach activities on and off campus.
Provides reference and research consultation services through a variety of access points including email and in person.
Assists in developing a campus-wide information literacy policy and skills assessment.
Participates in campus-wide committees to help promote information literacy.
Actively cultivates new and maintains existing partnerships with appropriate academic and co-curricular departments on campus, organizations in Baltimore, and within the field of librarianship.Â
Contributes to the profession, whether through professional organizations or through other efforts. Activities may include work on a committee, task force, or other group; work on projects sponsored by professional organizations; or other professional efforts.
Engages in professional development through professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees, reading professional literature, and attending and participating in staff workshops and meetings.Â
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Research skills in a dynamic electronic environment such as effective database searching techniques, strategies, and use of a variety of programs and digital research platforms.
Knowledge of the (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education and other important instruction information literacy practices and the assessment of them.
Knowledge of âBest Practicesâ of classroom pedagogy in higher education to be able to apply these practices.
Public speaking skills to make effective and engaging presentations to diverse groups.Â
Work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively with colleagues, staff, faculty, and students fostering a collegial work environment that encourages growth, inclusivity, innovation, curiosity, and rigor.
ALA-accredited Masterâs Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent advanced degree is required.
Subject knowledge in art, art history, or design.
Demonstrated experience with user instruction.
Exceptional communication, interpersonal, presentation, and teaching skills.
Exceptional organizational skills, problem-solving skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to set and keep deadlines.Â
Demonstrated experience with promoting social justice, equity, and diversity.Â
Academic background, coursework, or experience with instructional design concepts.
Demonstrated ability to effectively teach information literacy skills in a classroom setting.
Demonstrated liaison librarian experience.Â
Reporting to this position: (no direct reports)
Condition of Employment:Â
Flexible schedule requires regular day and evening hours and occasional weekend hours, varying with academic calendar;Â
Travel to professional meetings
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Â Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.
Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment.
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MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.